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Take a deep dive into highlights from our collection or search Collection Explorer for the stories behind the objects at the heart of our National Historical Collection.

Our collection
Pink caravan returns

The 1956 pink Propert ‘Trailaway’ van continues to delight visitors, with many confessing that it is their favourite object from the Museum’s collection.

In John Wolseley’s studio

A visit to John Wolseley’s studio was an opportunity to see an important work of art under construction and gain an insight into possible preservation issues.

20,000 free images

Download and use photos of collection objects, postcards, historic scenes and more from our Collection Explorer.

Russell Crowe’s boots

Iconic Doc Marten boots worn by Russell Crowe in the Australian film Romper Stomper were among several new acquisitions purchased by the National Museum of Australia.

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